Sunday, December 1, 2013

Highlights of the last few weeks!

I'm making some plastic canvas holiday fun!  This gingerbread man looks crazed and evil. Hehehe.
Last week I went to Iowa for my Aunt's 90th birthday and look what was running around everywhere! Deer! So sweet!
The night we got there it snowed! Here are my sister and I outside the front of the hotel posing by the snowy bush! Lol. I am the short one!  I was especially excited since I had not seen snow except one other time when I was about 15.  
We had icicles hanging all around the bottom edges of our vehicle the whole time! Pretty neat!!!!
Meanwhile the grandkids were having a sunny day at the park in Lake Worth, Florida!!!!! 
When I got back home we had dinner at 5 Guys Burgers, went shopping at Barnes and Nobels (DIL, and grands seen here in kids department there), and then we hit up Gelatto Gratto for some delicious cold stuff!
Emily wearing her chocolate Gelatto!
Daughter and I visited a nature center and wildlife refuge in Hobe Sound, Florida. I cannot recommend it highly enough! It was exceptional. The staff, the animals, etc. here is a cute little 5 dollar wire and bead ring I just fell in love with and had to have!
Here is the most outstanding creature we saw there: an Eastern Spotted Skunk!
I did not get a photo there, but here is a photo of one courtesy of Wikipedia.

Looks so much different from the skunk I know of that is black with a white stripe!

So that is all of most of what has happened around here over the past few weeks! Still working on plastic canvas projects with the grandkids and we are all enjoying it very much! I think it is much easier for little hands to manage, for sure.

Had a nice Thanksgiving at my brother and sister in laws place, and celebrated daughters birthday yesterday! She turned 24. That is my baby too! I don't like this getting older business!!!!

Happy holidays!


Claude said...

Emily and Donovan are lucky to have you encouraging them to create things... creativity is one of the most rewarding talents that will help them through their entire life. I remember spooked skunks from when I was growing up, didn't see a striped one until i moved to Texas, where we have both kinds. They supposedly make decent pets. Not that i ever intend to find

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

You have been having a grand old time haven't you. Everyone is looking very happy and healthy. And how cool that you are able to see the snow again! OX

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy holidays to you too Julie. What fun getting to see snow after so long. We haven't had any yet this winter even tho it has been cold enough to snow. The grands are growing up right before our eyes. Love your gingerbread man project.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

A lovely post Julie and nice to see all your pictures. My sister is taller than me as well - a good 5 inches in fact. Glad you got to see some snow again! It had been too long methinks. We'll have snow on the ground for the next 4-5 months. Enjoy the canvas projects!

marianne said...

Good to see you had such a great time! And wow you saw snow :) I guess it is fun when you hardly see snow. Otherwise I would prefer the Florida climate ;)
Hope you are doing ok dear!

Simone Felic said...

Amei o cervo , com as patinhas no gelo , que fofo.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - you have been busy! Love your "crazed and evil" gingerbread man. :-)